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Everywhere one looks there are warning signs, from labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking causes cancer, to ridiculous labels on thermometers that read, "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.

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Not long ago a man audited a doctoral seminar on leadership. One day the professor asked each of the 16 participants in his class to tell the one thing at which they excelled. The man said he dreaded questions like that because he still was not sure of what he did best. And besides, it sounded to him like bragging. But when his turn came all he could think to say was this, “I am best at not quitting.”

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Several years ago, when Tink and I were still somewhat newly wed, we hosted a relative of his from Los Angeles.

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There is a meaningful story about the wife of a British Colonel in India who was expecting important guests for tea one afternoon.

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Why do some continue to employ pollsters who miss the "silent majority," or in this case "shy" Trump voters, many of whom refused to speak with or hung up on their robocalls?

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Until Tink, a well-enunciating Yankee came along, I didn’t realize how badly, or at least differently, I pronounce words.

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If Joe Biden survives recounts and several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign into what Trump says has been widespread vote-counting fraud (we await proof), do not expect him to be hounded over his and Hunter Biden's business ties to China and Ukraine as President Trump has been over "Russian collusion" charges and numerous other attempts by Democrats, the left and the media to undermine his administration.

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We simply cannot keep the peace until we have peace ourselves and are willing to share it. Consequently, peace is the fruit of peacemaking.

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The "60 Minutes" interviews of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates last Sunday were more revealing for questions not asked and for sidestepping than for what inquiring minds really want to know prior to Election Day.

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When I was 4, as I recall it, I told my first story. Not a lie, mind you. But a story of importance.

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While some alarmists are warning we could all die from climate change in the next however many years (their predictions differ and have been consistently wrong), the national debt is a clear and present threat to the stability, even existence, of the country.

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In 1965 Jackie DeShannon recorded a song that became immensely popular. The opening words went like this: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love that’s the only thing there’s just too little of...”

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As I was picking up our Graceland passes, I was charmed to see a small boy dressed in a white, silver-studded Elvis jumpsuit, step up, with his parents, to the window beside me.

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Hispanics are 60 percent of the population of Miami-Dade County, according to the U.S. Census. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won Hispanic votes here by a margin of about 290,000, which was not enough to win the state for her. An NBC News/Marist poll last month showed President Trump with a 50 percent to 46 percent lead over Joe Biden among Florida Hispanics in the upcoming election.

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I had initially thought of Tuesday night's first presidential debate as the equivalent of a heavyweight boxing match, something like the classic fights between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali in the 1970s.

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There used to be a game called “King of the Hill.” The idea was to run up a hill or a pile of dirt and proclaim, “I’m the king of the hill. Nobody can take me.”

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When Ruth Moore’s daughter, Ruth Marie, sold the Colonial Revival house that her parents had built on a piece of land named after her great aunt (who bequeathed the land to Mrs. Moore), she surely never considered the possibility that it would become the most famous home in America.

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In a sermon titled “Loving Your Enemies,” the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of "sportsmanship." 

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Whenever I do pre-marital counseling, I usually include the following: role expectation and is it realistic, a good theology of marriage, the importance of communication, the necessity of commitment and how to deal with conflict or disagreement.

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In courts of law one has a constitutional right to face one's accusers and to have them cross-examined. In the political court one has no such rights. Slander and innuendo are the norm.

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 In the movie “Grand Torino,” Clint Eastwood stars and plays a bigoted widower. Except for the language, it’s a powerful movie. The priest in the movie is a marvelous example of patience.

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The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior that falls short of the university's code of conduct -- not to mention Scripture -- is another in a long list of object lessons each generation of Christians seems to have to learn anew.

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Labeling another person has become a popular political pastime. The intent is to use a label that is impossible to disprove no matter the amount of contrary evidence.

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ATLANTA — Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Nominations will be accepted for individuals or organizations that have made significant and substantial long-lasting contributions to Georgia’s cultural heritage through pioneering work in t…

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A dear friend of mine, Lori, was cleaning out her house, preparing to downsize. She sent a text that she had left some things in my mailbox.

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If you watched last week's virtual Democratic convention, you heard about an America with which you might not be familiar. Speaker after speaker portrayed America as a failing nation full of misery, poverty and angst that only they can make better.

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In a new book about her grandfather, Dwight D, Eisenhower, titled "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions," Susan Eisenhower writes admiringly about Ike's pursuit of what she calls "the middle way."

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Not long ago I was watching and listening to one of the breaking news stories of the day. Previously, I had heard the whole story of that particular situation. But this time when the anchor asked the reporter about the story she only gave one side. And, like some of you, I am aware that this is not the first time the truth has been compromised.

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